Daily Archives: March 10, 2010

Final March—to Socialism

The MoveOn.Commies and (Obama:Organizing) for America say THIS is the final MARCH for Gov’t Controlled Health Care. Call your Congressman and  say, “OH, H$*^ NO!” They’re NOT stopping. Will you?

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It’s Not About Education, It’s About Birth Control.

That seems to the be the thought behind why some educators are worried about closing Marshall High School under the new plan by the Portland Public Schools Superintendent.

PPS hasn’t closed a school since the 80’s when several schools were closed (including mine). It was painful, but as an adult, understandable. Now we read here in WW that some of the  misgivings of closing the school are due to the possible loss of the “health” clinic.

…right now the county has school-based health centers at Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson, Marshall, Madison and Roosevelt high schools.
Closure of any of those schools would greatly affect the county’s clinics, which provide students with free physical exams and sports physicals, prescriptions, as well as services for mental health and birth control. Each county clinic on a high-school campus has medical exam rooms and counseling rooms.

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Gun Grabbing or … Prudence?

One time I was involved in a car accident with a nutter. Later I found out he was on a BUNCH of psychotropic drugs including, anti anxiety meds, anti depressants, and something that I was told would help his anger management problem. It turned out that he worked at
the DMV giving driving tests (I don’t even want to think about it)!!I’m pretty sure he was a nutball before he started giving driving tests and working for the state.

Now in this story here  we’ve got another ODOT worker who had just been laid off, was depressed and angry and went out and bought a bunch of guns.

The folks at ODOT told the cops in Medford and, after he legally stocked up on a bunch of NEW guns–including a shotgun and AK–they brought out the SWAT team and talked him out of his house. THEN they institutionalized him.
When he bought the guns his back ground check came up clean. How did that happen if the cops knew the guy was a nutter? Now he’s been institutionalized  and I assume that will come up on his record in the future so that he can’t buy guns.
I’ve got a lot of questions but not a lot of answers at this point.
We were wondering why we couldn’t raise the Jackson County Sheriff yesterday for the show. Now we know. He was busy trying to figure out what to say about THIS story.
I ask you, was this a gun grabbing case or was it preemption and prescience?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Congressman Wu is "No Comment" on How He Will Vote on Health Bill; Baird "Undecided"

Why don’t you help them make a decision? It’s our last chance to kill the government take over of health care. Call their offices:
Wu:
Washington, D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-0855 Fax: (202) 225-9497
Congressman David Wu Portland Office
620 SW Main, Suite 606
Portland, OR 97205
Toll Free: (800) 422-4003
Phone: (503) 326-2901
Fax: (503) 326-5066

Baird:

Washington, DC Office • U.S. House of Representatives • 2350 Rayburn HOB • Washington, DC 20515 • Phone: (202) 225-3536 • Fax: (202) 225-3478
Vancouver Office • O.O. Howard House • 750 Anderson Street, Suite B • Vancouver, WA 98661 • Phone: (360) 695-6292 • Fax: (360) 695-6197
Olympia Office • 120 Union Avenue Suite 105 • Olympia, WA 98501 • Phone: (360) 352-9768
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Deja Vu : Alinskyite Andy Stern’s SEIU "Purple Shirts" In The Streets For Obama. By Rees Lloyd

The media are reporting that “hundreds” of demonstrators “from the nation’s largest union” are demonstrating at the Capitol demanding passage of Obama’s health care Obamanation. But the media are not reporting a number of facts which make these “street demonstrations”  questionable, including:

     Question 1: Why aren’t the media reporting that the “nation’s largest union” is Service Employees International Union, SEIU, which ought to be ,and may soon be, “GEIU,” i.e., Government Employees  International Union. SEIU/GEIU is led by Obama’s Alinsky-crony, Andy Stern, who openly states that “Workers of the World Unite! is no longer a slogan but the way we have to do business,” and “we will use the power of persuasion but, if that doesn’t work, we will use the persuasion of power”? Sound familiar? Is it just a bit Ultra-Liberal (or “Progressive,” as they prefer); or Marxist; or socialist;  or just old time “third-way” fascism  (i.e., the best of capitalism and the best of socialism mixed together)? Is there a sense of deja vu?  “Black Shirts” or “Brown Shirts” dressed up modernly in “Purple Shirts” of SEIU to impose Sol Alinsky’s transformed socialist or neo-fascist America on unwilling Americans under Obama, who has said Alinsky’s rules are “seared into my [Obama’s] mind”? 

Question 2: Why aren’t the media reporting that SEIU, the “nation’s largest union,” is composed overwelmingly of tax-consuming government workers, not wealth and tax producing private sector workers — including the Sternites employed in government positions in Oregon.  Just who is Stern threatening when he says he will use the “persuasion of power” if he doesn’t get his way, and his government employee SEIU members way, if not us? American  taxpayers? Collective bargaining was perceived as a way for workers to be able to negotiate with an otherwise mean, greedy, oppressive employer who would not otherwise confer desired wages, hours, working conditions, pensions. Who is on the “other side of the bargaining table” from SEIU? Us. Taxpayers. Who are the alleged greedy, oppressive employer that Stern’s self-proclaimed “workers” are fighting for decent wages, hours, working conditions, and pensions? Why, it is us — taxpayers. We are the employer; we are the “enemy” of these oppressed public sector “workers” — who in fact enjoy wages, hours, working conditions and pensions at taxpayers expense that most taxpayers can only dream about.
Question 3: Why aren’t the media reporting that SEIU represents only three types of workers — Government workers generally, the overwhelming majority; health care workers; and janitors? Thus, when Stern speaks of “workers” and “working families,” the “workers,” as if he is talking about unorganized and oppressed “workers,” Stern is actually talking about pampered government employees, not steel workers, oil workers, mine workers, farm workers, or other “workers” whose work involves dirt, sweat, and danger every day, not government employees in air-conditioned offices pushing paper whose greatest danger is an errant paper clip — or that taxpayers will discover the lavish wages, benefits, and pensions those government workers are enjoying at taxpayers’ expense?

Question 4: Why aren’t the media reporting that Andy Stern, an Alinskyite like Obama and Obama’s most frequent invitee to the White House (22 visits until that fact was exposed), who likes to portray himself as a “worker” and who goes about tieless in public appearances these days in order to be appear what he considers to be the way  “workers”  look, in fact was but a tie-wearing “social worker” employed by the government when he saw the opportunity for fame, wealth, and socialist social engineering by making his career in the SEIU? Stern, ever the brown-noser to those in power, rose in union power as  a protege of former president of SEIU and the AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, to whom Stern was “like a son” — but whom Stern would later betray and stab in the back, withdrawing SEIU from the AFL-CIO while Sweeney was still its president. Why isn’t that reported?

Question 5: Why aren’t the media reporting that Anna Burger,vice president of SEIU under Stern and given the title by the media of “The Queen of Labor,” rose to fame under Stern (the militant “social worker” worker), as a leader of “workers” from the her position (I am not making this up)– as a “welfare eligibility” bureaucrat  for the government. Got it? The “Queen of Labor” is  a person whose whole career has been in the tax-consuming sector, a former “welfare eligibility” bureaucrat who  believes herself a “worker” and an oh-so-good-liberal in her generosity  because she takes from A (the taxpayers) to give to “C” (the non-taxpayers,” while she, and others like her, “B,” have better wages, better working conditions, better benefits than do real workers in the wealth-generating private sector  — and pensions that private sector workers can only dream. 

Question 6: Why is it that the media do not deign to mention that the SEIU “Purple Shirts” of Stern appear to be doing today for Obama what the “Black Shirts” did for Benito  (“I will be a socialist until my last breath!”) Mussolini as he labored to convert Italy into his social fascist state (in which private parties continued to own, but the government directed, the nation’s wealth producing businesses; compare, ObamaMotors today), and what the “Brown Shirts” did for Hitler as he  labored to convert Germany into his national socialist state? Both Mussolini and Hitler had their respective “Black Shirts” and “Brown Shirts” out “in the streets” to transform their respective nations. They did. We know the result. Obama, of course, famously said that on election he would “transform America.” And today, he has Andy Stern’s SEIU “Purple Shirts” in the streets, transforming America.

     There is a perceptible difference, however: the Black Shirts of Mussolini and the Brown Shirts of Hitler who rallied to their respective calls for “hope” and “change,” were in the main private sector workers or the unemployed. Obama is more blatant: His Stern-directed “Purple Shirts,” however, are overwhelmingly government workers themselves, demonstrating for socialized medicine under government control (which is what Obamacare manifestly is) while continuing to be paid and lavishly benefited by the taxpayers  against whose interest Stern’s SEIU “Purple Shirt” thugs demonstrate.

      Those who  are holding secure, lavishly paid, benefited, and pensioned jobs, even in this recession, are brazenly biting the hand that feeds them. Demanding more and more taxpayer-paid, wealth-consuming jobs, wages, benefits, pensions, policies, and programs. 

 Under Obama and Stern — whom those government workers elected as their leader, and for whom those government employees are therefore responsible — supposed “public servants” are being “transformed” into public enemies, pitting their interests against those of American taxpayers, and apparently oblivious of the fact that in order for there to be a “re-distribution of wealth,” as Obama and Stern both advocate, wealth must first be produced, not consumed by public sector employees who are supposed to be our servants, not our masters. 

[Rees Lloyd, is a longtime, much honored civil rights/workers rights/ veterans rights attorney, a veteran, and an unapologetic American patriot.]

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Congressman Wu is "No Comment" on How He Will Vote on Health Bill; Baird "Undecided"

Why don’t you help them make a decision? It’s our last chance to kill the government take over of health care. Call their offices:
Wu:
Washington, D.C. Office
Phone: (202) 225-0855 Fax: (202) 225-9497
Congressman David Wu Portland Office
620 SW Main, Suite 606
Portland, OR 97205
Toll Free: (800) 422-4003
Phone: (503) 326-2901
Fax: (503) 326-5066

Baird:

Washington, DC Office • U.S. House of Representatives • 2350 Rayburn HOB • Washington, DC 20515 • Phone: (202) 225-3536 • Fax: (202) 225-3478
Vancouver Office • O.O. Howard House • 750 Anderson Street, Suite B • Vancouver, WA 98661 • Phone: (360) 695-6292 • Fax: (360) 695-6197
Olympia Office • 120 Union Avenue Suite 105 • Olympia, WA 98501 • Phone: (360) 352-9768
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

It’s Not About Education, It’s About Birth Control.

That seems to the be the thought behind why some educators are worried about closing Marshall High School under the new plan by the Portland Public Schools Superintendent.

PPS hasn’t closed a school since the 80’s when several schools were closed (including mine). It was painful, but as an adult, understandable. Now we read here in WW that some of the  misgivings of closing the school are due to the possible loss of the “health” clinic.

…right now the county has school-based health centers at Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson, Marshall, Madison and Roosevelt high schools.
Closure of any of those schools would greatly affect the county’s clinics, which provide students with free physical exams and sports physicals, prescriptions, as well as services for mental health and birth control. Each county clinic on a high-school campus has medical exam rooms and counseling rooms.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Gun Grabbing or … Prudence?

One time I was involved in a car accident with a nutter. Later I found out he was on a BUNCH of psychotropic drugs including, anti anxiety meds, anti depressants, and something that I was told would help his anger management problem. It turned out that he worked at
the DMV giving driving tests (I don’t even want to think about it)!!I’m pretty sure he was a nutball before he started giving driving tests and working for the state.

Now in this story here  we’ve got another ODOT worker who had just been laid off, was depressed and angry and went out and bought a bunch of guns.

The folks at ODOT told the cops in Medford and, after he legally stocked up on a bunch of NEW guns–including a shotgun and AK–they brought out the SWAT team and talked him out of his house. THEN they institutionalized him.
When he bought the guns his back ground check came up clean. How did that happen if the cops knew the guy was a nutter? Now he’s been institutionalized  and I assume that will come up on his record in the future so that he can’t buy guns.
I’ve got a lot of questions but not a lot of answers at this point.
We were wondering why we couldn’t raise the Jackson County Sheriff yesterday for the show. Now we know. He was busy trying to figure out what to say about THIS story.
I ask you, was this a gun grabbing case or was it preemption and prescience?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Deja Vu : Alinskyite Andy Stern’s SEIU "Purple Shirts" In The Streets For Obama. By Rees Lloyd

The media are reporting that “hundreds” of demonstrators “from the nation’s largest union” are demonstrating at the Capitol demanding passage of Obama’s health care Obamanation. But the media are not reporting a number of facts which make these “street demonstrations”  questionable, including:

     Question 1: Why aren’t the media reporting that the “nation’s largest union” is Service Employees International Union, SEIU, which ought to be ,and may soon be, “GEIU,” i.e., Government Employees  International Union. SEIU/GEIU is led by Obama’s Alinsky-crony, Andy Stern, who openly states that “Workers of the World Unite! is no longer a slogan but the way we have to do business,” and “we will use the power of persuasion but, if that doesn’t work, we will use the persuasion of power”? Sound familiar? Is it just a bit Ultra-Liberal (or “Progressive,” as they prefer); or Marxist; or socialist;  or just old time “third-way” fascism  (i.e., the best of capitalism and the best of socialism mixed together)? Is there a sense of deja vu?  “Black Shirts” or “Brown Shirts” dressed up modernly in “Purple Shirts” of SEIU to impose Sol Alinsky’s transformed socialist or neo-fascist America on unwilling Americans under Obama, who has said Alinsky’s rules are “seared into my [Obama’s] mind”? 

Question 2: Why aren’t the media reporting that SEIU, the “nation’s largest union,” is composed overwelmingly of tax-consuming government workers, not wealth and tax producing private sector workers — including the Sternites employed in government positions in Oregon.  Just who is Stern threatening when he says he will use the “persuasion of power” if he doesn’t get his way, and his government employee SEIU members way, if not us? American  taxpayers? Collective bargaining was perceived as a way for workers to be able to negotiate with an otherwise mean, greedy, oppressive employer who would not otherwise confer desired wages, hours, working conditions, pensions. Who is on the “other side of the bargaining table” from SEIU? Us. Taxpayers. Who are the alleged greedy, oppressive employer that Stern’s self-proclaimed “workers” are fighting for decent wages, hours, working conditions, and pensions? Why, it is us — taxpayers. We are the employer; we are the “enemy” of these oppressed public sector “workers” — who in fact enjoy wages, hours, working conditions and pensions at taxpayers expense that most taxpayers can only dream about.
Question 3: Why aren’t the media reporting that SEIU represents only three types of workers — Government workers generally, the overwhelming majority; health care workers; and janitors? Thus, when Stern speaks of “workers” and “working families,” the “workers,” as if he is talking about unorganized and oppressed “workers,” Stern is actually talking about pampered government employees, not steel workers, oil workers, mine workers, farm workers, or other “workers” whose work involves dirt, sweat, and danger every day, not government employees in air-conditioned offices pushing paper whose greatest danger is an errant paper clip — or that taxpayers will discover the lavish wages, benefits, and pensions those government workers are enjoying at taxpayers’ expense?

Question 4: Why aren’t the media reporting that Andy Stern, an Alinskyite like Obama and Obama’s most frequent invitee to the White House (22 visits until that fact was exposed), who likes to portray himself as a “worker” and who goes about tieless in public appearances these days in order to be appear what he considers to be the way  “workers”  look, in fact was but a tie-wearing “social worker” employed by the government when he saw the opportunity for fame, wealth, and socialist social engineering by making his career in the SEIU? Stern, ever the brown-noser to those in power, rose in union power as  a protege of former president of SEIU and the AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, to whom Stern was “like a son” — but whom Stern would later betray and stab in the back, withdrawing SEIU from the AFL-CIO while Sweeney was still its president. Why isn’t that reported?

Question 5: Why aren’t the media reporting that Anna Burger,vice president of SEIU under Stern and given the title by the media of “The Queen of Labor,” rose to fame under Stern (the militant “social worker” worker), as a leader of “workers” from the her position (I am not making this up)– as a “welfare eligibility” bureaucrat  for the government. Got it? The “Queen of Labor” is  a person whose whole career has been in the tax-consuming sector, a former “welfare eligibility” bureaucrat who  believes herself a “worker” and an oh-so-good-liberal in her generosity  because she takes from A (the taxpayers) to give to “C” (the non-taxpayers,” while she, and others like her, “B,” have better wages, better working conditions, better benefits than do real workers in the wealth-generating private sector  — and pensions that private sector workers can only dream. 

Question 6: Why is it that the media do not deign to mention that the SEIU “Purple Shirts” of Stern appear to be doing today for Obama what the “Black Shirts” did for Benito  (“I will be a socialist until my last breath!”) Mussolini as he labored to convert Italy into his social fascist state (in which private parties continued to own, but the government directed, the nation’s wealth producing businesses; compare, ObamaMotors today), and what the “Brown Shirts” did for Hitler as he  labored to convert Germany into his national socialist state? Both Mussolini and Hitler had their respective “Black Shirts” and “Brown Shirts” out “in the streets” to transform their respective nations. They did. We know the result. Obama, of course, famously said that on election he would “transform America.” And today, he has Andy Stern’s SEIU “Purple Shirts” in the streets, transforming America.

     There is a perceptible difference, however: the Black Shirts of Mussolini and the Brown Shirts of Hitler who rallied to their respective calls for “hope” and “change,” were in the main private sector workers or the unemployed. Obama is more blatant: His Stern-directed “Purple Shirts,” however, are overwhelmingly government workers themselves, demonstrating for socialized medicine under government control (which is what Obamacare manifestly is) while continuing to be paid and lavishly benefited by the taxpayers  against whose interest Stern’s SEIU “Purple Shirt” thugs demonstrate.

      Those who  are holding secure, lavishly paid, benefited, and pensioned jobs, even in this recession, are brazenly biting the hand that feeds them. Demanding more and more taxpayer-paid, wealth-consuming jobs, wages, benefits, pensions, policies, and programs. 

 Under Obama and Stern — whom those government workers elected as their leader, and for whom those government employees are therefore responsible — supposed “public servants” are being “transformed” into public enemies, pitting their interests against those of American taxpayers, and apparently oblivious of the fact that in order for there to be a “re-distribution of wealth,” as Obama and Stern both advocate, wealth must first be produced, not consumed by public sector employees who are supposed to be our servants, not our masters. 

[Rees Lloyd, is a longtime, much honored civil rights/workers rights/ veterans rights attorney, a veteran, and an unapologetic American patriot.]

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com